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Facilitating the performance of a duty by public officialsFacilitation payments, also known as facilitating or grease payments, are generally small...
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Produced in partnership with Richard Furlong of Carmelite Chambers 9th Nov
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This Practice Note explains the main fitness to practise hearing before the Health and Care Professions Tribunal (HCPT). It deals with preparation for...
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Produced in partnership with Paul Renteurs of 2 Hare Court 9th Nov
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Coronavirus (COVID-19): This Practice Note contains guidance on matters that have temporarily been altered to assist in the management of the...
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Produced in partnership with Nicholas Hancox of Nicholas Hancox Solicitors Ltd and Alistair Frew of Lodders LLP 9th Nov
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The purpose of this Practice Note is to provide a general understanding of the offences under section 1, 2 and 6 of the Bribery Act 2010 (BA 2010). It...
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Produced in partnership with Joanne Kane of Carmelite Chambers 9th Nov
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This Practice Note examines agreements entered into under sections 38 and 278 of the Highways Act 1980, considering the obligations they impose and,...
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The introduction of trial by a single justice was a response to a belief, on the part of the government, that the use of two or three justices to deal...
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Produced in partnership with Quinton Newcomb of Fulcrum Chambers 9th Nov
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When is a contract a void contract?A void contract is one that is wholly lacking in legal effect. A contract will be void where:•the parties contract...
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This Practice Note considers what damages may be available as remedy for claims in tort, including negligence claims.For general guidance on damages,...
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Produced in partnership with Lina Mattsson of Hardwicke Chambers 9th Nov
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When a public body receives a claim form for judicial review, the first step is to consider whether the claim has been brought in time. For further...
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Produced in partnership with Morayo Fagborun Bennett of Hardwicke Chambers 9th Nov
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This Practice Note provides an overview of contract expiry and of the different causes of termination and ways to discharge a contract, including...
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The termination of a contract by reason of one party’s breach of contract arises as follows:•one party to the contract is in breach of contract•the...
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There can be only one lease at a time giving a right to possession and occupation of property. Consequently, if a landlord subsequently grants a lease...
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A civil recovery order (CRO) is an order available to recover the proceeds of crime through action in the High Court, rather than the criminal court,...
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9th Nov
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Coronavirus (COVID-19): This Practice Note contains guidance on matters that have temporarily been altered to assist in the management of the...
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Produced in partnership with Nicholas Hancox of Nicholas Hancox Solicitors Ltd and Alistair Frew of Lodders LLP 9th Nov
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[On headed paper][insert date][Address of tenderer provided in request for clarification]Dear [[insert contact name of tenderer] OR [insert contact...
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Produced in partnership with Peter Ware of Browne Jacobson 9th Nov
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Background to semiconductorsA semiconductor is essentially any material which has electrical conductivity and can thus either conduct, or conversely,...
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This Practice Note deals with evidence in public children proceedings including admissibility, credibility, competence and compellability. It also...
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1st Dec
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Circumstances in which a special guardianship order may be madeThe court may make a special guardianship order (SGO):•as the result of a free-standing...
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29th Nov
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This Practice Note deals with expert evidence in public law children proceedings, including in care and adoption proceedings. It details the relevant...
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29th Nov
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Restriction on further applicationsSection 91(14) of the Children Act 1989 (ChA 1989) provides that when a court disposes of any application for an...
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29th Nov
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Existing ordersMaking a special guardianship order (SGO) does not automatically discharge any existing orders made under section 8 of the Children Act...
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29th Nov
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Practitioners dealing with care proceedings where there are concurrent or imminent criminal proceedings need to be prepared to deal with a number of...
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Produced in partnership with Katherine Illsley of 4 King’s Bench Walk 29th Nov
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Coronavirus (COVID-19): Guidance has been issued, including by the President of the Family Division, regarding all proceedings in the Family Court in...
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29th Nov
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This Practice Note sets out the requirements in relation to interim orders in public children proceedings including the criteria and nature of interim...
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29th Nov
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This Practice Note distinguishes between English and Welsh law, which are different in several respects, in both statute and regulations, while also...
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29th Nov
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Coronavirus (COVID-19): Guidance has been issued, including by the President of the Family Division, regarding all proceedings in the Family Court in...
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29th Nov
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Coronavirus (COVID-19): This Practice Note contains guidance on subjects impacted by the Coronavirus Act 2020 (CA 2020). CA 2020, ss 37-38 and CA...
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29th Nov
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The Children Act 1989 (ChA 1989) creates a two-stage process, which can be carried out in the same or in more than one hearing, before the court can...
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29th Nov
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Coronavirus (COVID-19): Guidance has been issued, including by the President of the Family Division, regarding all proceedings in the Family Court in...
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29th Nov
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All family lawyers should be knowledgeable about the Human Rights Act 1998 (HRA 1998) and the European Convention on Human Rights (ECHR), which is...
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29th Nov
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Coronavirus (COVID-19): Guidance has been issued, including by the President of the Family Division, regarding all proceedings in the Family Court in...
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29th Nov
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This Practice Note is impacted by the exit of the UK from the EU on 31 January 2020. This has implications for practitioners, inter alia, when...
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29th Nov
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Care orders—generalA care order ends when the child reaches 18 or if brought to an end in another way. A child arrangements order naming a person as...
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29th Nov
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PrinciplesWith the abolition of the power to apply for freeing orders, the Adoption and Children Act 2002 (ACA 2002) introduced a framework for...
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28th Nov
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The statutory provision regarding privately fostered children is contained in the Part IX of the Children Act 1989 (ChA 1989). The English regulatory...
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28th Nov

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